Being amongst the worlds most iconic landmarks with thoroughbreds speeding past might sound a bit far-fetched, but having already been trialled last year at Aintree racecourse, home of the Grand National, these unprecedented race events have become a hot topic around the Royal’s dinner table.
The Queen’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, is spearheading the project and is hopeful for the first such race meetings, on a special artificial surface, to take place by the end of this month!
Indeed, the idea is somewhat ambitious, but the aim is to stage fixtures which have six flat races, with eight runners each over a five-furlong (1,000m) straight course in locations such as New York, Sydney, Macau and Las Vegas with thousands of spectators within arm’s reach of the tracks.
Whilst London and Paris remain on the wishlist, funding is expected to come from sponsors, ticketing and hospitality to get the project off the ground. With race betting available at all events, it will be an exciting opportunity to take advantage of as world-wide attention to the sport (and money) is predicted to reach an all new high!